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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Achyranthes asperaDevil's Horsewhip23
Aconitum feroxIndian aconite01
Allium scorodoprasumRocambole, Sand leek42
Allium wallichiiJimbur32
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Andrographis paniculataGreen Chireta, Creat, Nilavembu, Kirayat, Chuan Xin Lian, King of Bitters14
Angelica sinensisDang Gui - Dong Quai - Chinese Angelica05
Bombax ceibaRed Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree22
Chaenomeles speciosaJapanese Quince, Flowering quince32
Chamaecrista nigricansDiola, Diala12
Cnidium officinale 12
Cornus masCornelian Cherry, Cornelian Cherry Dogwood42
Desmodium elegans 02
Euphorbia helioscopiaMadwoman's Milk12
Geranium dissectumCut-Leafed Cranesbill, Cutleaf geranium12
Geranium maculatumSpotted Cranesbill, Spotted geranium, Crowfoot, Wild Geranium, Cranesbill03
Lablab purpureusHyacinth Bean, Bonavist-bean42
Ligusticum wallichiiChuan Xiong03
Liquidambar styracifluaSweet Gum, Red Gum, American Sweet Gum, Red Sweet Gum,23
Myrica nagiBox Myrtle23
Myrica rubraChinese Bayberry22
Paeonia delavayiTree Peony, Dian mu dan13
Paeonia luteaTree Peony, Dian mu dan13
Paeonia potaniniiTree Peony12
Penthorum sedoidesVirginian Stonecrop, Ditch stonecrop12
Phragmites australisCommon Reed, American common reed, Hybrid common reed, European common reed, Subtropical common re52
Piper nigrumBlack Pepper43
Polygonum bistortaBistort, Meadow bistort, Snakeweed33
Pyrus betulaefoliaBirch-Leaved Pear21
Sambucus nigra spp canadensisAmerican Elder43
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